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wi stephen colbert. i want to thank the usw present for inging us together on this important issue. i would like to admonish the audience before i continue my statement that we need to maintain order and decorum thughout these proceedings, and to that end, i would like to remind all of the visitors in the audience that they should refrain from any manifestation of approval or disapproval of these proceedings or any other disruptive actions. if necessary, the capitol police are here to remove anyone who disrupts the hearing, but we certainly hope that will be necessy. part of what i learned over the years is that without a sufficient u.s. labor force, u.s. farmers have increasingly relied on undocumented workers. according to the department of labor, over 50% of all seasonal agricultural workers are undocumented. experts believe that due to underreporting, that number m actually be closer to 75%. critics argue that the shortage of u.s. agricultural workers could be solved by simply increasing wages and working conditions. as a longtime an ardent supporter of farmworkers, i would like n
issues is well known and well regarded. i am happy that stephen colbert has joined that region of celebrities who will use their media position to benefit others. as you can see from mr. colbert's written testimony, he has taken the time to walk in issues of migrant farmworkers, and he urges reforms of our immigration laws. i am happy that the united farmworkers introduce me to mr. colbert, who i had not met before, so we could spend a day on a farm together. his actions are a good example of how using both levity and fame, a media figure can bring attention to a critically important issue for the good of the nation. i appreciate all of our witnesses' efforts to be with us today and their leadership in this area, and i hope that together we can find solutions to these pressing problems. i would now recognize our distinguished ranking member, stephen king, for his opening statements. >> i appreciate being recognized, and i am wondering how the eskimos got along for all those centuries without fresh fruit and vegetables if it is a national security issue. i would like to focus my
listening to dr. swain i withdraw my previous request that i made to stephen. >> thank you. we turn now to mr. colbert for is five minutes of testimony. >> good morning. i am american citizen. it is an honor and privilege to be here today. the congresswomen asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span-1. as we heard this morning, american farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and, if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans already started. unfortunately, my gastroenterologists has informed me in no uncertain terms that they are a necessary source of roughage. at evidence, and like to submit a video of my colonoscopy into the record. we all know there is a long history of great nations importing farmworkers to do their work. after all,
. >> a couple of comedians have a squad. >> a couple of comedians have a plan to >>> jon stewart and stephen colbert are coming to washington. >> the question is, are they for real? >> the recent march as can be described as solemn, serious, and sometimes heated. some people say we have gotten too uptight. they have a plan to change all of that. from the furious to the frustrated and the bitter back and forth -- >> let's restore america. >> this is our day and we ain't giving it away. >> the national mall has been a tense place. come next month, it will take a lighter tone. >> jimmy, go. i'm calling for the nation to join me on the national mall. >> a million moderate march. >> his rally to restore sanity will be sarcastically countered by the march to keep your lives -- keep fear alive. >> sanity in washington? >> they take the farcical approach to point out how divided we are, hoping to put the handcuffs and hatred on hold for an afternoon. >> i disagree with you but i'm pretty sure you are not hitler. >> they say it is politic that a couple of comedians would turn out to be today's great
sanity at his comedy -- and his comedy central partner stephen colbert is also holding an opposing march called keep fear alive. the rally will be held on october 30th hot on the heels of the rally held by glenn beck. >>> he's supposed to bring joy to children but police say he's been doing something else, details on a clown in trouble with the law again. >>> plus her story made headlines around the country. tonight this acid attack victim makes a stunning admission. >>> the redskins and texans don't know each other very well on the football field, but off the field it's an entirely different story. i'll explain what that means next when the news at 10:00 returns. ksgo t america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standa
should know about. stephen colbert and jon stewart have come up on their own response. the two comedy central hosts announced corallies in d.c. for the day before halloween. colbert's rally is called the rally to restore sanity. >>> you want to own this historic mansion where chelsea clinton tied the knot? you can. the the real estate broker who upped the price by $1 million after chelsea's nuptials has now cut the price. it was $13 million. now you can have it for a bargain at $7.5 million. >>> it is official. oprah has chosen the best selling novel "freedom" by jonathan franzen for her book club. president obama picked up an advanced copy of freedom while vacationing on martha's vineyard last month. those are some things we thought you should know about today. >>> dad, i hope you're watchinging. this is about a beer drinker's paradise. the great american beer festival this weekend in denver. 455 brewers serving up 2,200 different kinds of beers. brian shactman got the tough assignment of sampling there. >> thank you, thomas. we have been searching far and wide for signs of an econom
in 2008. now they've paid the money back and they're already to create jobs over in china. stephen bird, citigroup's cochief executive officer for the region told reuters his company plans to open up two branches a month in china for the foreseeable future and told reuters the company's strategy is progressively more weighted to emerging markets. greater china is the future he says. citigroup is entitled to do anything they want but on the brink of destruction, they turn to the american taxpayer to save their backsides. now when unemployment is at record levels, the united states people need help, they decide to create the jobs where? in china. joining me now is america's mayor, verge ben narrow. does this one make your blood boil? >> well, ed, on the one hand i don't mind businesses expanding in emerging markets but this is particularly galling. i've just -- i'm in the middle of a tour around michigan, what i call the main street fighting for main street tour. what we're hearing in cities all across the state and i know this isn't news to you is that people can't get access to capital
was a senior writer for "national journal," and others. welcome, stephen. [applause] i met her in the ladies' room which is how all good meetings began. she is the founder of "campaign solutions." she was the first or raise money on the internet for political campaign. she has raised money -- more money than any other company, and she has helped the john campaign campaign making about $100 million online. [applause] and the walter is the new political director at abc news and she also provides on-air analysis for abc news programs. she had a background at the national journal and the senior editor of a rap -- she had a reputation as a tough handicapper. [applause] nate silver is the founder of 538.com, winning the award for best political coverage on line, and he has been made one of time magazine's 100 most influential people, and has been called a scratch see psyche -- scratch sheet psychic. welcome. but mr. with something that david axelrod said. it said that there is a crime of court pathology in washington, which is why he looks forward to decamping in chicago. what -- how you deal with
sunny and a little breezy. >>> stephen strasburg of the washington nationals will have surgery today in california, tommy john surgery on his right elbow. doctors give athletes and 90% chance of full recovery after this procedure. he will be out at least a year. thanks for watching. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next.
this bill that gives people opportunity. >> my name is stephen neal. i would like to think the president for the stimulus package as well as this bill. the stimulus bill helped my business maintain. had it not been for that, my business would not survive. now i have the opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate. i am very grateful that this bill came about and is done. >> i am in trucking retail and school buses. >> i am a small-business owner in silver spring, maryland. again, i would like to say thank you to the president and the administration because this bill is momentous. i will be hiring 20 or 22 individuals from all walks of life. these tax cuts will definitely benefit my company. we have been very fortunate to hire about 20 individuals over the summer and we hope to retain most of those individuals. obviously, this bill is making a huge difference to me as a professional business owner, as a much your -- as a mother, and to the employees i higher. >> i am out of columbia, maryland. we are a start up firm working in the intelligence community. with the passage of this bill
for signing this bill that gives people opportunity. >> my name is stephen neal, here locally. i would like to thank the president for the stimulus package and this bill. the stimulus bill helped my business maintained through the winter months. i had the opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate and it gives me an opportunity. i am very thankful that this bill came about and it is done. thank you. i am interrupting retail as well as lease and rental. i sell school buses as well. >> good afternoon. i am a small business owner in maryland. and again, i would like to say thank you to the president and the obama administration because this is a momentous. i will be hiring may be 22 individuals and they are from all walks of life. i am hoping that the tax cuts will benefit my company. we have, through the stimulus bill, been fortunate to hire 20 individuals over the summer and we hope to retain most of those individuals. this bill is making a huge difference to me as a small business, as a mother, as a professional business owner, and to the employees i hire and to the state of maryland.
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